Welcome to the LS Trader spread betting blog. Here you will find lots of spread betting articles as well as our weekly updates showing movements for the financial markets for that week. All blogs are authored by Phil Seaton, creator of the LS Trader System. Phil has more than 15 years experience successfully trading stocks, forex and commodities online. This blog is updated weekly so be sure to check back for all the latest spread betting news & articles.

Weekly Update 23 April 17 – LS Trader

The first round of the French Presidential elections occurs on Sunday, with exit polls being available around 7 pm on Sunday night. This has the potential to move a few markets about, particularly the Euro, Dax, and to a lesser extent the British Pound, depending on the outcome. The current polling data shows that the […]

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Weekly Update 16 April 17 – LS Trader

The last week was a shortened trading week with the markets closed on Friday. Monday is a Bank Holiday in the UK, but most global markets will be open as normal. Many markets appear to be on the verge of some large moves. Although we have yet to see any sustained trends, which have been […]

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Weekly Update 9 April 2017 – LS Trader

Several markets have shown an increase in volatility this week, and we could be entering a more active period in the markets. We saw multiple key levels tested in the markets and a change of trend to up complete for the 30-Year T-Bond. Gold and Silver are also close to a change of trend to […]

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Weekly Update 2 April 2017 – LS Trader

The Nasdaq 100 printed a new all-time high this week, but the S&P 500 did not. The S&P 500 has not made a new high since the 1st of March. The dollar put in a substantial reversal to keep the long term bull trend intact, and interest rate futures remain at a pivotal juncture. Stocks […]

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Weekly Update 26 March 2017 – LS Trader

The stock markets continued with short-term weakness this week and have not made a new high since the 1st of the month. Tuesday’s wide range bar was the largest daily bar of the year to date, indicating that the short-term trend is down, even though the longer-term picture is still bullish. Stocks The stock market […]

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Weekly Update 19 March 2017 – LS Trader

The past week was a busy week in terms of the calendar, due to the two-day Federal Reserve meeting and triple witching on Friday. Considering that, it was a quiet week in terms of price action. Stocks The Nasdaq 100 hit a new all-time high on Thursday before pulling back a bit, but still closing […]

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Weekly Update 12 March 2017

In last week’s update, we noted: “Many markets remain in a neutral trading environment, but there are signs that multiple markets are beginning to awaken and that we could see some breakouts, volatility and price expansion over the coming weeks.” A few markets have started to awaken, and we did get some breakouts during this […]

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Weekly Update 5 March 2017 – LS Trader

Global stocks have seen continued strength this week with multiple indexes making new all-time highs. Many markets remain in a neutral trading environment, but there are signs that multiple markets are beginning to awaken and that we could see some breakouts, volatility and price expansion over the coming weeks. Stocks The S&P 500 made a […]

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Weekly Update 26 Feb 17 – LS Trader

US stocks printed new all-time highs again this week before a slight pullback. Some commodity markets are showing signs of life, but the currency markets continue to consolidate. Interest rate futures are making a counter trend rally, which should terminate over the next few weeks and result in a resumption of the primary trend. Stocks […]

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Weekly Update 19 February 2017 – LS Trader

Monday is Presidents’ Day in the U.S. so many markets will be closed, and it will, therefore, be a shortened trading week. The stock markets remain bullish, with U.S. indices printing new all-time highs again. Currencies and interest rate futures remain in consolidations, and commodities remain mixed. Stocks From last week: “prices at all-time highs […]

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